FOI Sponsors:

Society of Professional Journalists

SPJ has been an industry leader for more than 90 years, and some of its activities may surprise you. Although your rights as a journalist are guaranteed under the First Amendment, the Society of Professional Journalists, both nationally and through local chapters, fights and wins battles for Freedom of Information and First Amendment rights that might not otherwise be fought at all. As a result of SPJ's grass-roots activism, we are able to address vital issues confronting today's working journalist.

Common Ground

We create attractive and affordable environments and foster respectful and supportive relationships among all members of our communities. We believe that these things are essential to a life of dignity and contribution. We exist to make these environments available to those in our society who are in the most extreme need of them. We express these beliefs in our actions and decisions, as employees and volunteers, and as an organization. Our employees are strong, purposeful individuals who challenge the status quo.

National Association of Black Journalists

NABJ, the nation's largest organization of journalists of color, was founded by 44 men and women on Dec. 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. For the 30th Anniversary in 2005, NABJ worked to collect, preserve and present our association's artifacts, treasures and memories. We hope that you enjoy what's been compiled and consider it an inspiring and valuable resource. It truly is a wonderful story.

University of Memphis' Department of Journalism

Students at the U of M Journalism Department can prepare themselves for professional careers through the help of talented professors along with participating in the campus newspaper, The Daily Helmsman; the campus radio station, WUMR; and the campus television news station, In Sight.